• Short Summary

    East Africa's first hijack victims -- 33 passengers and crew aboard a Kenyan internal flight -- flew back to Nairobi yesterday (20 March) after Uganda's President Idi Amin had persuaded the hijackers to surrender.

  • Description

    East Africa's first hijack victims -- 33 passengers and crew aboard a Kenyan internal flight -- flew back to Nairobi yesterday (20 March) after Uganda's President Idi Amin had persuaded the hijackers to surrender.

    The aircraft was seized by an Ethiopian couple, apparently protesting against the rule of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. The woman had apparently hidden a gun in her tall Afro-style hairdo.

    Passengers said the hijackers at first wanted the pilot to fly to Libya, then to Moscow. But the Fokker Friendship aircraft first had to land at Uganda's Entebbe airport to refuel. There, armed troops ringed the tarmac and President Amin rushed to the control tower to negotiate with the hijackers. As a result, the hijackers surrendered their pistol.

    For Visnews, reporter Paul Toulmin-Rothe interviewed one of the passengers to get further details of an unusual hijacking:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAWSA4CQZPIRSQRSJKT9MGPH3U
    Media URN:
    VLVAAWSA4CQZPIRSQRSJKT9MGPH3U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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